Thursday, December 23, 2010

Living in Chaos

This week, Dean asked me if I knew where his Carhart overalls were.  Now I distinctly remember finding them sometime back in October and saying to Dean - "Oh you'll be needing these soon, so let's put them somewhere that they will be easily accessible."  Well, that time has come, and guess what?  We searched the entire house, basement, three storage containers, car trunks, EVERYWHERE and still have not found them.  I have spent days rummaging around in my brain trying to remember where we put them!

Yes - we are living in chaos!

When we moved out of our house in Townsend, I was pretty organized, and had at least a general sense of where I had stored things, or what kind of box things were in...

But now, between our moves from Townsend, Pepperell, the storage units, the on site storage containers, and the house - some of our stuff has been moved up to 5 times.  I just cannot keep track anymore, and generally have stopped trying, but every once in a while, we find ourselves wanting or needing a particular item.

Most of our stuff is at least now on the property at 388.  Matt is still storing some of Dean's big metal things out in his yard, and Ted is still storing Dean's toolbox, and Negarre and Murv have just maybe 3 -4 boxes in their basement, and we still have one rented storage unit that has Dean's big workshop tools - welders and machining tools and such.

The one storage container that we have on the property that was dedicated to mainly household things, is still about 1/4 full of boxes holding who knows what.  I still have not found the blender or the crockpot...  It had been my goal to get that unit emptied out before the snow came, but as I sit here pecking away at the keyboard this morning, I can look out the window and watch the snow falling and blowing around.  I guess this project will wait until spring...

So here is a look at the chaos.

The living room.  We did manage to get Maman's Persian rug cleaned and in place.

But immediately covered it with a drop cloth...

The dining room table has not seen the light of day in weeks!

The kitchen is at least functional.

The entryway.  Right now the closet is non-functional, so coats and boots and such pile up here.  An upside down milk crate functions as a shoe changing bench.

The master bedroom.  Need I say more??

The upstairs bathroom.  It will be a long time before we can use this bathtub.  This room is pretty low on the priority list right now.

Cathy's dance room:  It is entirely possible that I will no longer be dancing by the time this room gets finished...  Right now, this is where I put all of the boxes that come out of the storage container, and try to figure out what to do with the various contents of said boxes.  It is also storing a lot of the lumber and trim stock for the house.

The laundry room:  Again, I think this speaks for itself.

The added layer of hectic-ness brought on by the holidays means that we are spending still less time working on the house.  I guess we have plenty of projects for practical New Year's resolutions...

We did take a little time out to get a holiday picture of our project supervisor.

I'll be dropping our Christmas cards in the mail today - so they are coming, but later this year than I usually get to them.

Oh well...

Merry Christmas!  Happy (belated) Hanukkah!  Welcome Yule and the return of the light so that hopefully we can find those darned coveralls!


  1. What a great pic of Pumps! The prettiest thing on the site this time around. Don't worry, everything will find it's place and there's always next year to be organized!

  2. I also live this type of chaos. What's my excuse...just moved in? nope. finishing construction? nope. hmmmmmmm. Moore family trait? possibly. Don't take offense, Cathy. I don't mean you. ;) xxoo -P
    ps love the picture of Pumps!